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Old 08-03-2019, 03:09 PM
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2nd gen camaro inward offset spindles?

Long story short, purchased a set of Ridler 695 18X8 wheels, didn’t like the look of the wagon wheels.
Searched for 18X8 wheels and only found 4 1/2” offset, problem is stock 15X7 wheel has 4 1/2” offset so the fronts are pushed out 1” requiring a higher ride height than desirable to clear the inner fenders. Anyone know of a spindle that is available to offset inward 1/2 - 1”?
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Long story short, purchased a set of Ridler 695 18X8 wheels, didn’t like the look of the wagon wheels.
Searched for 18X8 wheels and only found 4 1/2” offset, problem is stock 15X7 wheel has 4 1/2” offset so the fronts are pushed out 1” requiring a higher ride height than desirable to clear the inner fenders. Anyone know of a spindle that is available to offset inward 1/2 - 1”?
There is no such thing as "inward offset spindles". You would need custom shorter control arms, which would completely screw up the suspension geometry unless they were carefully designed. You don't want to hear this, but the cheapest way to fix this is to get wheels with the correct offset. And FYI, your wheels don't have 4.5" of offset - if they did they'd look like the wheels on my dually truck. They have 4.5" of backspace. Do not confuse the two measurements.
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I've never seen an "offset spindle" Like said there's no room unless moving the ball joints inward also.

It's better to re-invent the wheel. Measure carefully as the drivers side wheelhouse typically has less room and you don't want to bury the tire into the wheelhouse in a corner under suspension compression.
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i think the following solution is probably too much for what you're wanting to accomplish, but just for future reference concerning narrowing a front end:



i think Rick Dobbertin has a kit that allows you to install a narrowed c5/c6 corvette front end in virtually any car. It comes in several widths. Certainly narrower than a 2nd gen f-body.



i'm too tired to look up his shop(it's late here on the east coast), but might do so tomorrow.
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